Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


He was talking about fires in Philadelphia. But he could’ve been talking about personal health, as well.


Unfortunately, since Franklin’s time, modern healthcare practices focus more on treatment of existing problems than on preventing them.


“Get sick? Take a pill” seems to be the way we look at everything.


It’s also a common approach people take to their own health.


  • I’ll smoke till something bad happens.
  • I’ll overeat till I get diabetes.
  • I’ll be a couch potato until I’m too sick to move and someone writes me a prescription.


In other words, we often do nothing until it’s too late. But guess what? You’ve got a secret weapon, and it’s called your free choice and individual habits.


A healthy lifestyle is the ultimate healthcare plan, plain and simple. It prevents more problems than pills can cure, and it’s like living in the VIP section of life every day.


It’s about taking responsibility for your well-being instead of crossing your fingers and hoping someone else will come to the rescue when you’re in a pickle.


I know the kind of person you are – and the vibrant life you want to live. It all begins with a mindset of responsibility and a big ol’ dose of self-care.


Don’t just react to what life throws your way. Take control of what you can change and cut the odds of unpleasant surprises. That’s the smart way to roll.